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Nearly 50% of Taiwanese say Tsai not ready for Chinese invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a new poll released on Tuesday (May 25), nearly half of respondents said that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has not done enough to prepare Taiwan for an invasion by Chin...

WHA rejects Taiwan bid for inclusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite Taiwan’s and its allies’ efforts, the World Health Assembly (WHA) will not include a supplemental item proposal (to include Taiwan at the event), WHA P...

Foreign ministry says nearly 30 international media outlets have come to Taiwan since 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since 2020, a total of 29 foreign media outlets and 63 reporters have moved to Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Tuesday (May 17). The foreign mini...

Taiwan activist released from China says global help worked

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwanese human rights activist who served five years in jail in China said that international pressure and the tireless advocacy by his wife worked to ensure his safe return t...

America should restore diplomatic and defense ties with Taiwan

Last March, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Taiwan and met with the country's leaders. He issued a statement that said he personally believed the US government should immediatel...

KMT politician says chairman must go if party fails to win big in Taiwan’s local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese politician Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) of the main opposition Kuomintang, or KMT, has urged chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) to step down if the party does not win 16 seats in t...

Chinese official accuses Taiwan of distorting 'special state' of cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) on Thursday (March 24) lambasted Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) for referring to Ta...

China warns it will take 'decisive measures' if Taiwan crosses its 'red line'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If “Taiwan independence separatist forces” cross China’s "red line", Beijing will have to “take decisive measures,” Taiwan Affairs ...

Premier says Taiwan will only fight war as last resort

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will never push citizens into battle and will only start a war as a last resort, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said while responding to a Legislative Yuan policy inq...

76% of Taiwanese believe Taiwan already independent under status quo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 76% of Taiwanese surveyed in a recent My Formosa (美麗島電子報) poll believe that Taiwan is already independent under the current status quo of cross-strait relations. ...

Russian invasion of Ukraine a blow for China's Taiwan ambitions: Researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russia's invasion of Ukraine will undermine China’s attempts to bring Taiwan under its control, according to a senior fellow at Washington-based think tank the C...

Cross-strait exchanges will continue after pandemic subsides: Mainland Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cross-strait exchanges will resume after the pandemic subsides, Mainland Affairs Council Minister (MAC) Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) said on Tuesday (March 1). During a Legislati...

Kinmen's proposal to open flights with China under review by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kinmen County government has put forward a proposal to resume cross-strait flights, which the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) has said it is reviewing. Taiwan’...

Mainland Affairs Council says Taiwan monitoring China's actions closely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to the outbreak of war in Ukraine, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday (Feb. 24) that it is closely monitoring developments in China and...

Taiwan's New Party head touches down in Beijing for closing ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s New Party chairperson Wu Cherng-dean (吳成典) arrived in Beijing on Thursday (Feb. 17) to participate in the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Sunday,...